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Tierney Sadler

Tierney Sadler is an author, copywriter and long-time Fairfax County resident and enthusiast. She lives in Alexandria with her dog, Smudge.

How to Get On the Water in Fairfax County

It would be nearly impossible to visit Fairfax County without noticing it. We are practically encircled by it. And, within that circle, there’s even more, bearing names like Accotink, Anne and Audubon. We celebrate driving alongside it. We recommend eating besides it. And we definitely think you…

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Civil War Trails & Historic Sites: 3-Day Itinerary

As we approach our nation’s 250th birthday, it’s important to recognize the Revolutionary, Civil War, and military history that has defined Fairfax County and our nation over the years. The three itineraries below feature historic markers and sites from the Civil War. Complete them all in a long…

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Find the Best Sunsets in Fairfax County

Sunsets are kind of my thing. I go out for sunset nearly every night at my home. I can see west from an elevated spot on my front stoop. But I can also go in the backyard and watch the colors the sunset brings to the eastern and southern skies. Either way, sundown never disappoints. I’ve come up…

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5 Ways to Be Very McLean

Each neighborhood in Fairfax County has a unique appeal that makes it an attraction all its own. Alexandria/Mount Vernon area has its historic significance. Reston has its artsy vibe. And Falls Church has its Vietnamese food. And McLean? McLean has its location. McLean may not be as glitzy or as…

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Transformed By Spring - Spring Flowers in Virginia

The buds on my pear tree are preparing to burst. Daffodils and hyacinths are pushing up through the ground. And perennial herbs are regenerating in the garden. As winter’s chill retreats, the entire National Capital Area is being transformed by spring. Of course, the famous transformation is when…

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How to Celebrate International Women's Day in Virginia

International Women’s Day is March 8, but in Fairfax County, we can’t help but celebrate it every day. Because everywhere you look in the county, you’ll find women who’ve changed history, preserved history, and broken all molds. America celebrated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th…

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Budget-Friendly Spring Travel Ideas in Fairfax County

Visit any major city in the US and it could cost you $20 per person just to visit their art museum. Visit Washington, DC, however, and you can tour major art galleries, all the Smithsonian museums, and the city’s iconic monuments for free. It’s a little-known, but budget-friendly, fact. And get…

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